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Pipes Frozen Landlord won't help 

countylife
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Posted On: 1/7/2015
countylife
countylife
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The house that we are renting is not properly insulated. We opted to heat with wood, as turning the baseboard heaters on would be astronomically expensive. The pipes in the kitchen have frozen, and are installed along a poorly insulated wall in the corner behind the cabinets. We have tried everything from hairdryers, space heaters, keeping the fire constantly stoked, and now we have even cranked the baseboards. Nothing is working. We have contacted her 'Handyman' who's only suggestion was using a hairdryer. My landlord is in Australia and doesn't seem to understand the urgency of the issue. I do not have any use of my kitchen sink or dishwasher. What are my rights as a tenant in this case? It's January and i can't live this way until April. Please help!
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Posted On: 1/8/2015
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Hi countylife,

Thanks for sharing your question and situation with us. We can appreciate that this is a frustrating situation.


You may wish to contact the Landlord and Tenant Board for more information about your rights. They also offer a list of landlord responsibilites

You can also speak with a community legal clinic in your area. Your profile shows you as living in Milford, the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre offers a Tenant Tip sheets about vital services in yoru region.

You can also visit the Services Near Me section of our site or call 211 for free referrals and information about services in your region. You can also contact your municipality regarding bylaws about the vital services (water, heat etc.).

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Theresa
Information & Referral Specialist, CIRS
Your Settlement.Org Team
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